From back cover When Victoria James took a job as a secretary to Sir Nicholas Vanroy in Yorkshire, she had no idea that she would become involved in the sinister history of the Vanroy house. What was the meaning of the room prepared for a child who had been dead for fifty years? Why was a beautifully carved chess piece lying in an abandoned cottage, wrapped in an old picture of Agatha Drew, the housekeeper? And who was the mysterious Lady Sarah, whose presence hung over the house like some constant sorrow?
September 1969 : UK Hardback
January 1973 : USA Paperback